jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly cleat, light amber/orange with a nice big bubbled, soapy head and decent lace. Nose if full of spicy fuggles, malt, hints of wood and butter. Buttery malt sweetness with tons of fuggle bitterness that sticks with you many minuted after. A well balanced IPA. Very enjoyable and one I would go back to.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper body, small white head, mild nose with a bit of sweetness and hints of fruit. Body is floral and slightly fruity. Good bitterness in the finish. Nicely done.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red-orange colour, fine head, deep cane sugar aroma with notes of berries and macaroon, full-bodied, pricking with a dry bitter finish
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice medium copper color and light nose start this one. Flavor is slightly bitter and dry, not too hoppy, and interesting. It's nice but, in my opinion, lacks some complexity to raise it ot the level of really good IPAs. Nice, overall, though.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, white head that is mostly diminishing but leaves decent lacing. Aroma is very floral and stong of hops. Initial flavor: hops begin to invade, getting stronger and stronger, until finally ... they disappear into malt and then nothingness. Finish is lightly hoppy, but mostly watery. Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting, so I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed. By no means is this a bad beer, but as an IPA, it is similar to a very short roller coaster ride. The thrill is there, but the stand in line was too long and the ride was over too quickly .
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For anyone trying to identify hop aromas, try this one for identifying Fuggles -- you can't ask for a much better example than an IPA that uses a single hop variety. Clear light orange body with medium head. Aroma is floral and wood. Taste has a nice combination of spicy bitterness, and sweetness. Nice dry finish. Overall, a very nice beer.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Decent head but disapears quickly. Very hoppy aroma but not too floral. Distinct vanilla aroma also. Slightly murky orange color with little carbonation. Light bodied with a malty texture and flavor. Very crisp. Finishes somewhat creamy (film in mouth) and a little dry and bitter. A decent brew but nothing special. The selling point is the cool hops name of fuggles.
jgb9348 (4434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden colour with tons of large bubbles. Mild hoppy smell. Dry hoppy flavour with a very short aftertaste. More of a Pale Ale than an IPA. I don't know how this made it to the top 50 of IPA's.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer was good back pre-Miller now that the are done with Miller it tastes even worse.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 i like when bubbles make constellation like shapes..but i dont like when they pop too soon for me to contemplate their complexities..the head here had an orion thing going on but before i knew it there was nothing save a thin ring around the outside..the color of this beer was disturbingly boring and transparent..the aroma was more of a malty thing than a hoppy thing although some spicy hoppiness came through at the end..The flavor was pretty spicy with unripe tangy plum juice..i guess you really get to know what fuggles hops taste like here..they"re pretty spicy i suppose..the mouthfeel here is pretty full..with some alcohol showing up here and there..a tad above average IPA i would say.